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International Studies

International Studies

The international studies major is ideal for students who wish to take an interdisciplinary approach to world affairs. Building on a core of study in history and political science, students choose from additional courses within the department and other disciplines to construct an individualized program providing perspective on contemporary global issues.

International Studies Career Facts

Read about how this major will prepare you for a strong career.

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Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, and International Studies Department
214 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8089
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The flexibility of the international studies program allows the possibility of additional majors and minors, while the major is also an ideal pathway to pursue study abroad. International studies majors regularly go on to graduate or law school and pursue jobs in international business, the foreign service, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, travel and tourism, and many other areas.

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Want to study abroad in Italy? Watch our video to learn more about Meredith in Italy programs, which include semester, summer, and continuing education options. Learn Italian, earn college credits, and gain skills needed to become a global citizen.

Meredith in Italy

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Maria-Fernanda Diaz-Jimenez

Maria-Fernanda Diaz-Jimenez

Maria-Fernanda Diaz-Jimenez, ’18, has been graced with a mosaic of knowledge and experiences.

Ann Cox

Ann Cox

International studies major, Meredith Votes participant, and president of the History and Politics Club Ann Cox, ’18, said her love of politics was encouraged at Meredith.

Katelyn Smith

Katelyn Smith

A love of learning about other cultures prompted Katelyn Smith to apply for the Fulbright Program.